Welcome to the City of Houghton...a nice place to live. Houghton is located within the Keweenaw Peninsula...a four season scenic wonderland. Surrounded by water with numerous inland lakes and streams, this area provides some of the finest outdoor recreation in the Midwest, and with an annual average of 180 inches of snowfall, this area is a focal point for winter sport enthusiasts. Houghton is also home to Michigan Technological University, recognized as a national and international leader in engineering, science, and business. Add to this modern, well-staffed and equipped schools from pre-school to adult education, and you have....a nice place to live.